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  1. Long-Term Social Effects of an Earlier Abolition of American Slavery

    So working off of this idea (it may or may not be plausible): If the 1784 Land Ordinance, banning slavery in new US territories, passes it somewhat likely means that states like Kentucky, and Tennessee (along with Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri etc.) enter into the Union as free states. This...
  2. Electoral College Runoff Election

    The US famously really only has two parties that matter the most in politics, and that’s the Democrats and Republicans. But in the last 4 years or so, we’ve really seen diverging ideas within those political parties. Many of these ideologies would have their own parties if they weren’t part in...
  3. Veneco

    The Smoking Fish: A Wikibox TL
    Threadmarks: The Smoking Fish - Cover and Prologue

    The Smoking Fish: A Wikibox TL An alternate history of Venezuela, the United States and the world in the 21st century Prologue "When an English voter wants a change in the politics of the conservative government in office, all they have to do is vote for the Labor candidate. The differences...
  4. Odinson

    What if Samuel J Tilden joined the Republican party?

    Samuel Tilden is best remembered as the Democratic candidate in the 1876 presidential election and for losing narrowly to Rutherford B Hayes. Prior to this, he had been a disciple of Martin Van Buren and was part of the 1848 free soil faction. Tilden returned to the Democrats while many free...
  5. anim8orkid

    Would a 1980 Reagan loss totally sideline supply-side economics?

    This is inspired by a legendary thread by @Nightingale about a Democratic Party revolution in the 1980s. The basic premise is that Ford wins in 1976, leading the Democrats to win the White House four years later and theoretically oversee the '80s economic recovery. The thread can be viewed here...
  6. If Cuomo Had Run in 1992, Who Would've Been His Running Mate?

    In 1991, New York Governor Mario Cuomo famously dithered over whether or not to run for President in the upcoming Democratic primaries. Ultimately he decided not to run, claiming that New York's budget problems were too much of a distraction, and Bill Clinton was nominated instead. Had Cuomo...
  7. DBAHC: Stop the dominance of the Democratic Party in America

    With the results of the 2016 presidential election in showing the 22nd consecutive Democratic win in a Presidential election, one starts to wonder if this was an inevitable path for American politics. Democrats have continuously held the presidency since 1932, and, with only a few exceptions...
  8. yoted17

    ...and Tyler, Too!: What if John Tyler WON the 1844 Election?
    Threadmarks: 1 - The Election of 1844

    (Note: the following is an exploration of how John Tyler could have won the election of 1844, and some of the results of what might have happened afterwards, it is not wholly realistic, and is in fact inspired by a game of President Infinity that I played as Tyler and managed to just barely win...
  9. AHC: A Democrat Wins Texas After 1976

    Your challenge is to have a Democratic presidential candidate win Texas in the electoral college after 1976, with a POD no earlier than that year.
  10. In Your Heart, You Know He's Right: Goldwater's America and Beyond
    Threadmarks: PROLOGUE: IN YOUR HEART, YOU KNOW HE'S RIGHT

    IN YOUR HEART, YOU KNOW HE'S RIGHT In Your Guts, You Know He's Nuts. Senator Barry Goldwater, 1964 PROLOGUE Huh, Barry Goldwater 1964. Wait, what? Barry Goldwater? That's not possible. Well, seems like it is, or will be. I don't know how I'm going to do it yet, but I'm going to figure...
  11. WI: Conservatives take over Democratic Party

    (Edit) Our Pod begins with Dewey winning in 1948, as expected. As a result, Democrats blame their loss on the recent adoption of the civil rights plank and subsequent abandonment of their southern base. How does this effect 1952 onward? Credit to interpoltomo for the change
  12. WI: Ross Perot runs as a Democrat

    As we may know, Ross Perot was very critical of NAFTA. When George H.W. Bush agreed to the proposal of it, many Democrats were against it. So what happens if Ross Perot decides to run as a Democrat in the primaries in order to gain more support by being in a prominent party during the national...
  13. DBAHC: Whig party disappears, Democrats remain until today.

    Present day American politics is mostly dominated by a two party system with the Whig Party and the People's Party. This wasn't always the case, though. The Democratic party was a major party opposed to the Whigs, but it ultimately fell apart and was later replaced. This challenge has two parts...
  14. WI: John McCain as a Democrat

    What if John McCain had decided to enter politics as a Democrat, not a Republican? Would he have achieved the same level of political success as in OTL? How far could McCain take his career as a Democrat?
  15. Nightingale

    AHC: Dixie out, Labor in the Democratic Party

    With a POD at the end of the War in Europe in WWII, your challenge is to have labor control the Democratic Party instead of later more counterculture McGovernites during the Democratic power struggles of the 1960s and 1970s. However, much of the South should move away from the Democrats (though...
  16. What is the Best that Landon Could Have Done in 1936?

    The 1936 election is famous for FDR's massive landslide against Alf Landon, who only won two states - Vermont and Maine. Is it possible that Landon could have done better against the popular Roosevelt? What is the best possible showing that he could have realistically made in the election?
  17. AHC: Hart vs Reagan in 1984

    Today, Gary Hart is mostly remembered for the infamous Donna Rice affair that torpedoed his 1988 Presidential candidacy. But he previously ran in 1984, and came close to defeating Walter Mondale for the Democratic nomination. What if Hart had been nominated instead? Would the result have been...
  18. Would RFK Have Won the 1968 Democratic Nomination Had He Lived?

    Many assume that had he not been assassinated, RFK would've won the 1968 Democratic nomination and beaten Nixon in November. While there's no doubt Kennedy would've swept the primaries after winning California, and he probably would've beaten Nixon if nominated given how close Humphrey came in...
  19. Realistic Outcome of a Henry Wallace Presidency?

    Henry Wallace has been a long time favorite of alternate history writers. Well, maybe "favorite" isn't exactly the best word since nearly everyone agrees that Wallace wouldn't have been a successful President and he would certainly have been defeated in 1948. But here is a man who came so close...
  20. DBWI: Anyone But Hart in 1988

    In 1988, Vice-President George Bush defeated Colorado Senator Gary Hart to become America's 41st President. Hart initially had a massive polling lead after taking the Democratic nomination, but his support evaporated during the general election campaign. The Republicans relentlessly attacked...
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